The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is seeking a Development Manager to work closely with the Managing Director, Board of Directors and Senior Staff to continue the Lyric Stage's rapid increase in contributed revenue. The successful candidate will add to an office culture that is fast-paced, rewarding, and most importantly, fun. The company is one of the theatrical leaders in the region, and is serious about Its slogan, “Your Theatrical Home.”
The Development Manager will take ownership of the development segment of the Lyric Stage's patron database. Other major responsibilities include creating mailing lists and customizing asks for multiple annual fund appeal letters; ensuring that each donor to the Lyric Stage is thanked above and beyond expectations; prospect research of existing or potential major gift candidates; identifying donors and prospects from individual performances; assigning cultivation duties for major donors and major donor candidates to board and senior staff, including scheduling cultivation meetings; drafting on-time proposals and reports for institutional donors; working with board members to successfully execute modest cultivation events; and other duties assigned by the Managing Director.
In collaboration with and reporting to the Managing Director, this position will develop its own portfolio of donors and serve as the primary liaison to the Lyric Stage's Advisory Council. This position will attend meetings of the Board of Directors' Development and Nominating Committees and will be an integral part of the Lyric Stage's Guest Communications team. The Development Manager will hire and supervise undergraduate work-study students and have the ability to partner with box office staff to support their efforts.
This position will include some nights and weekends, but the Lyric Stage values work-life balance and strives to customize rational work schedules. This is a full-time exempt position with company shared benefits, including health, matching retirement contribution, option to purchase a pre-tax MBTA pass, discounts and free admissions to multiple cultural opportunities, and paid time off. The position reports directly to the Managing Director. Two to three years of experience in a development role is a must, preferably working in a cultural organization. Attention to detail, a good sense of humor, ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to successfully engage with some sometimes challenging personalities are all essential to success.
If this sounds like the job you have been waiting for, we want you to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter, including your applicable salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25, with "Development Manager" as the subject heading. The Lyric Stage is committed to inclusive hiring and seeks to interview candidates from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.